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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

It's Spring Time at Passion for Promarkers (despite the rain and howling wind!)

Morning bloggers - Spring here in the UK seems to have gone  AWOL so at Passion for Promarkers we've decided to give you some card versions of Spring!   I've used this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Marta and she comes with a couple of sentiments for saying sorry but I love this sentiment from Woodware - matches her expression perfectly!! (The Spring Wishes sentiment is from a PTI set.)

I've managed to sneak in a few Marianne dies too listed below:

Large Lace Edge frame - LR0457
Tiny Pique Edge Lace circle die - CR1331
Strawberry Dies - LR0510
Tags - CR1353

I rearranged my 6 x 6 paper pads recently too and came across this fab Mayberry pad from American Crafts!

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Some of the design team were lucky enough to use images from Bugaboo stamps on their creations this week so hop on over here to see them.

Thanks for popping in!
Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Stampin Bella Nurse

For anyone feeling a bit poorly out there this Stamping Bella nurse is sure to cheer you up!  Best matey bought it at Make-It Farnborough last month and I may had stamped it off!!

The sentiment and plaster dies from Marianne suited it perfectly!  And this is one of those rare occasions of colouring up the image first and then finding the perfect paper to match!!  Also a little hand doodling to match the plaster stitching.

Marianne Goodies used.
Get Well Soon Sentiment Die - CR1318
Plaster Dies - LR0362

My baby girl is home from Uni for the week today - woop woop!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 14 March 2019


I made this card for our great-nephew was seven recently and loves his bike and loves going on the pump track near here when he comes to stay.  I found the image on free colouring page sites  and went from there.

I managed to fit  in a Marianne die too - Marianne Star Die - CR1421.

That's me done for now - we have Violet here and she's hungry!!

Have a great day.


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Mo Let Love Grow with Marianne Designs March release!!

I love this image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Let Love Grow she's called. And when I got my new goodies from the March release from Marianne Designs, I just knew she'd look good with them!  I especially love the papers, oh and the stepladder, oh and the cottage window!!  Full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Floral Delights - PK9161
Window Die with Plants - LR0583
Ladder Die - CR1463

And one of my favourite shops, Crafts U Love here in the UK, have the March release in now!

I've got to get on with housework today as our Em is home for the week from Saturday to help celebrate Violet's 3rd birthday - she's so excited, and took herself off to my craft room today and chose the card she wanted for her birthday!! 

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 11 March 2019

Marianne Silhouette Stamps

Today's cards were made with Marianne Silhouette stamps and distress inks.  There are several sets to choose from and it's great to be able to mix and match the sets.  Full list of the different sets below.
I especially love this fab tree in the card below.

Marianne Silhouette Stamp sets used:

Fairy Set - CS1013
Woodland Set - CS1014
Wetlands and Swans Set - CS1017
Forest Animals Set - CS1021

The sentiment stamps are from various makes that I have in my stash.

Have a good week everyone!


Saturday, 9 March 2019

Mo Texas

Another Mo cowboy from me today - this is Texas and he looks pretty twitchy so don't move to fast! You can find him here in Mo's store.

He's got  a full load of Marianne dies too - listed below, along with some of the other products I used.

Marianne Products Used

Wonky Squares Die set - CR1375
Coiled Rope Die - CR1405
Sign Post Die - LR0535
Fence Die - CR1441
Chicken Wire Die - CR1401
Star Circle and loose stars set - CR1447

Other products

Papers My Minds Eye
Rocking Horse - Cottage Cuts
Sentiment stamps - mix of PTI and Marianne

Have a great weekend everyone.


Friday, 8 March 2019

Lavinia Make A Wish

I love the simplicity of these types of cards and I love this Lavinia stamp and how you get an extra teeny stamp for the dandelion seed head to blow away in the wind, I inked through an oval with distress inks and I think the stamp is Paper Trey Ink although I can't remember now for sure!
Busy day today, cleaning our holiday let for our next guests then Violet this afternoon :)


Thursday, 7 March 2019

Lili of the Valley Cuteness

This is about the only card I made when I was down south a couple of weeks ago - we just didn't have a lot of time to spend in my friend's lovely craft room, we were flitting here, there and everywhere!  
I used this supercute digi image from Lili of the Valley - Babies Kitten and teamed her up with some papers from My Mind's Eye.

The flowers are from a new embossing folder and die set from Marianne designs - the white panel at the back of my card is embossed but the white box lights seem to have washed it out a bit!  Anyway - the set is catalogue number DF3452.

We normally go on a walk on a Thursday but the weather is too wet and cold, so I think I'm going to spend the day in my craft room!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Passion for Promarker Happy Birthday challenge

We have a new challenge starting today over at Passion for Promarkers with a nice and easy theme of Happy Birthday chosen by our Nic.  With Dr Digi sponsoring us, I chose this great image of theirs to work with - I even love the name - Gluteus Maximus!!
I matched him up with papers from Bo Bunny and 7 Gypsies - perfect with the Roman numerals etc!   And finally, I was messing about with embelllies and found this large vintage button in my stash - and thought it would look just perfect as a shield!

The sentiment is from Woodware stamps and ties in so great with the Roman era!!

My teamies have made some great cards to share with you so check them out here.  Then come along and play- as I said, our sponsors are Dr Digi and they are giving our lucky winner two of their fab images to use.

Happy Pancake Day too!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 4 March 2019

Marianne Designs Wheelbarrow card

I made this card for the Marianne Inspiration blog last month and for my M-I-L's 85th birthday at the end of last month!  She's always loved fairies and has passed that on to many of her great-granddaughters including Violet!!

I made the card blank using the Wheelbarrow stencil and then added lots of Marianne die-cuts to create the Fairy Garden - full list below:

Wheelbarrow Stencil - PS8022
Fairyhouse and large Fairy die set - LR0580
Rolled Flowers from Cake Box die set - CR1462
Flower Corner Die - LR0428
Mini Fairies Die - CR1455
Mini Lamp Post - COL1451
Toadstool Die - LR0372
Garden Party Papers - PK9108
Rustic Wood Papers - PK9124

I couldn't decide if it looked better on the white background or the Kraft so have shown both!

We had the most terrific snowfall last night here in Cumbria but it seems to have gone as quickly as it arrived - just cold, miserable rain now!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Mo Fairy Harrietta

I've neglected my blog this last week since returning from my travels down south - been such a busy week it felt like!  And we have our gorgeous Violet for the weekend while Holly travels down south for a weekend with her sister!  Busy, busy! 
This is Fairy Harrietta from Mo's Digital Pencil and I made this before I went away - you can find her here in Mo's store (and the precoloured version here.)

There's plenty of Marianne goodness used too - full list below:

Marianne Products Used

Round lace edge frame - CR1414
Twirly Border Die - CR1442
Loop Dies and star Wands from Gift Wrapping die set - COL1441
Arrow Word Die  - COL1458
Tag - LR0514
Sentiment from Dreams Stamp set - CS1018

Happy weekend everyone.


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Mo's Digital Pencil Sheriff

I've been trying to make a few more cards for boys for stock so coloured up this little cutie, Sheriff from Mo's Digital Pencil.

The horseshoe die is from Marianne but it didn't need an awful lot else with these papers. (Think they're from a 12x12 DCWV pad.)



Thursday, 21 February 2019

Mo's Digital Pencil Trixie

I thought about using this card for Violet's 3rd birthday in a couple of weeks as it is so her with blonde curly hair, and she came in today with an Anna dress from Frozen on, she seems to like a bit of dress up.  We'll see ( luckily she doesn't blog!!  Hehe!).

Anyway this image is Trixie from Mo's Digital Pencil of course - click on the link to take you to her in Mo's store.

I've used an abundance of  Marianne products here - I love the new Dreams sentiments set!

Marianne Products Used

Oval Frame Die - CR1446
Small Mirror Die - LR0321
Rectangle Ornate Corner Die - LR0405
Label with Bow Die set - CR1377
Arrow Word Dies - COL1458
Sentiment - Dreams Set - CS1018 - New!
Papers - La Provence - PK9132

That's all for now - can't wait to see my little treasure when I get back from London!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Passion for Promarkers Colour Challenge

Today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers as chosen by our lovely Marie - and it's Colour!  So easy, whether you colour in your image, or use bright and bold tones, or soft and pastel colours, it's all about the colour! 
And as we have Crafty Sentiments Designs sponsoring us for this challenge, some of the DT have chosen their gorgeous images to work with - this one is called Little Friends.

I picked my colour scheme from the papers this time and added in a couple of Marianne dies as below.  The butterflies are some that have been in my stash an age and were just perfect to finish of my card.

Marianne Products Used

Round Looped Edge Die - CR1248
Lace Border Die (just peeking out behind image!) - LR0385

As I mentioned, we're being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs with a fab prize of 3 digi images for the lucky winner of our challenge.

Crafty Sentiments Designs

Oh and don't forget to check out the great makes of the PFP DT here.

Sunday, 17 February 2019


These are a few more inky-fingers cards that I did a while ago now but hadn't posted.  I just want to keep making this style but then I want to do so many things that I haven't got round too!  The hubster actually asked me last week how many of the things in my craft room I had actually used more than once!  I nearly fell off my chair - do we actually have to use it all?  He did redeem himself by saying is it as a much a collecting hobby as a making hobby!  Phew!!

Happy days!!